Dr. Zeke Emanuel named venture partner at Oak HC/FT

Oak HC/FT, a healthcare and financial tech venture firm, has appointed healthcare policy expert Zeke Emanuel, MD, as venture partner.

Dr. Emanuel, an oncologist, was enlisted to advise the firm and its current and potential partners, including entrepreneurs and portfolio company executives.

 "We are thrilled that Zeke has joined our growing team to provide deep expertise on each aspect of the American healthcare system," said Annie Lamont, managing partner at Oak HC/FT. "Together we will work towards enhancing the impact of our companies and entrepreneurs to fix the system for patients of all ages."

Previously, Dr. Emanuel was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, then chair of the department of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Since 2011, he has served as the vice provost of global initiatives in the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, as well as the Diane and Robert Levy University Professor. Dr. Emanuel will continue serving in these positions in addition to his new role at Oak HC/FT.

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